Foundation Year


IES COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate

In line with UQ's recent announcement of their Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate initiative, IES will also be taking the following steps to support our students:

12.5% per semester IES COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate
If students are currently overseas and prevented from travelling to Australia due to the Australian Government border controls and will be commencing study with IES online in our August, October or November 2021 cohorts from their home country, they may be eligible for a IES COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate.

Students will need to be a full-fee paying international student enrolled with IES. The rebate will provide a 12.5% reduction per semester of their tuition fees.

The rebate is 12.5% per semester off tuition fees, which is credited off semester two fees.

Please note, this fee reduction cannot be combined with any other scholarship.

$2000 Contribution towards two-week Quarantine costs and other Assistance Services
If students are currently overseas, IES will provide services and arrange accommodation up to the value of $2000 when they are able to travel to Australia to continue their studies but are subject to 2 weeks supervised quarantine. This will include:

2021 Intakes

Note: Students onshore are expected to attend the scheduled face-to-face classes.

January Extended 2021 - Online OR Face to face

Jan 2021

February Standard 2021 - Online OR Face to face

Four students

May Express 2021 Online

Four students

June Extended 2021 - Online OR Face to face

Four students

August Standard 2021 - Online OR Face to face

Four students

November Express 2021 Online

Four students

Flexible Online and Face to Face Delivery of Programs

Students have the flexibility of making an online commencement and transitioning across to face to face classes once available.

2022 Intakes

Four students

Four students

Four students

Four students


A limited number of Scholarships for Outstanding IESFY Students is available for each of the 2021 IESFY intakes. Successful IESFY applicants with superior English proficiency and academic grades may be entitled to a semester two fee reduction of 25 per cent. To be considered for a 2021 Outstanding IESFY Scholarship, students must:

Application Process:

  1. Students fill out the IESFY Scholarship for Outstanding Students 2021 Application Form by the due date, prior to commencement of their IESFY studies.
  2. Students provide this completed application form to their Approved IES Education Agent/Representative.
  3. The Agent Representative will submit the completed Scholarship Application Form as a component of the Student's application to IESFY.
  4. Upon 'Confirmation of Enrolment' into IESFY, the Student will be notified via their Agent as to whether the Scholarship has been approved and awarded.
  5. The scholarship will be conditional upon the students' successful progression into Semester Two of their IESFY studies.
  6. The awarded scholarship will therefore represent a 25% reduction in the students' semester two tuition fees.

All scholarship decisions are at the Director's discretion and cannot be used in combination with any other fee reduction arrangement.
For enquiries or further support, please contact:

Applications for each intake are due by the following dates:

Reminder: IES Online English Language Placement Test Now Available

Due to difficulty in accessing IELTS, TOEFL or PTE tests, IES can now provide to enrolled IES Foundation Year students, if required, with a free online English language proficiency placement test -> Click here

Following commencement to IES Foundation Year, students enrolled via the online placement test will still be required to sit a formal English test. IES will give priority to IESFY students to sit a PTE Academic test, free of charge, at the IES Pearson test centre.

Please note, students sitting for the IES placement test must set up their own account; this cannot be done by an Agent representative.

Students and Agents can contact the enrolment office for more information about the test:​​​